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Eastern Washington University Libraries

History 490: Legal & Constitutional History

Useful Call Numbers

History of law: K140-165 (upper level book stacks)

Useful Subject Headings for Searching the Library Catalog

  • Immigration: 
    • United States   Emigration and  immigration     History
  • Chinese Immigration to the U.S.: 
    • Chinese    United States    History
    • Chinese  Americans    History
    • Chinese  Immigration  History
  • Piracy: 
    • Pirates    History  
    • Piracy     History
    • Pirates America History
    • Privateering
    • Privateering America History
    • Buccaneers
  • Terrorism: terrorism
  • Indians: 
    • Indians of North America   Legal status, laws, etc.
    • Indians   of   North   America     Legal   status ,  laws ,  etc .   History
    • Indians   of   North   America     Legal   status ,  laws ,  etc .   Cases
    • Indians  of North America   Northwest, Pacific    Treaties

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Useful Words for Finding Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

To find books that reproduce primary sources on your topic, you need to enter the topic (or person) you are researching and one of the following subjects:

Archives, correspondence, diaries, interviews, letters, manuscripts, maps, memoirs, narratives (personal, slave, etc.), photographs, propaganda, sources, speeches.

If you want to find reproductions of important primary sources from U.S. history, then you can do a subject search for United States History Sources in the EWU catalog.

Online Encyclopedias that EWU Owns Access

Law Dictionaries

Encyclopedias about the U.S. Legal System


Legal Histories

Native Americans

Refugee Law


Modern Piracy

Historical Surveys of Piracy


War & International Law